Creating a Literature Review
Student pairs will create a digital poster to capture the main idea(s) from the book studied in Literature class.
2 Direct Instruction
Using the interactive board, student pairs will share their Glogs with the class. After the presentation, "Sharing Time" begins, during which the presenting pairs ask for constructive feedback on the Glog. Students ask the pair for their thoughts, using the following questions:
1. What was your favorite part of your Glog?
2. What is the most important message you want to tell your viewer?
3. What did you learn?
4. What might you do differently next time?
Student pairs then may respond to individual questions about the project, using the previously learned rules for discussion.
3 Guided Practice
To plan and prepare for the movie trailer, students will use Popplet to identify the most important aspects of the book, and to create a story board to guid them in the iMovie application.
4 Independent Practice
Students will select a movie trailer theme, follow their plan created in Popplet, and add music to the trailer. My students have the iMovie app, but Animoto could also be used.
Students will present their movie trailers, and will also upload them to our class writing blog, to be viewed by others in the school community. This is to be the culminating activity for our Literature unit, and would encourage other students to not only read the book, but also to further investigate the subject / similar books.